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action plan against gun violence in america. but today, new york governor andrew cuomo signed a law that is the toughest gun law in the nation right now and tried to tackle a very big question. how do you keep guns out of the hands of the mentally ill? abc's senior justice correspondent pierre thomas tells us about the controversial idea. >> reporter: we've all seen the faces. young men accused of horrific mass shootings, looking unstable, believed to be mentally ill. they were ticking time bombs who sometimes had encounters with mental health professionals. could they have been stopped? today, new york state officials are leading the way, passing a new law they hope will block violent acts by the mentally ill. >> we must stop the madness and >> reporter: the new law would require mental health professionals to report to state officials any patient they deem to be a "significant risk" or "threat." this would stop mentally ill patients from buying weapons. no court order needed. >> this would be a sea change but potentially opens up a huge number of patients to the intrusion of the s
shows. but the manager of this virginia gun shop says that more background checks will just harass law-abiding gun buyers. >> the only people that are likely to comply with it are law-abiding citizens. well, they're not the problem. >> reporter: meanwhile, guns are selling at a record pace. a response to fears about what the president will do on guns. what do you make of the long lines we're seeing at gun shows and gun stores all around the country? >> those who oppose any common sense gun control or gun safety measures have pretty a pretty effective way of ginning up fear, everybody's guns are going to be taken away. >> reporter: while washington waits for the president's plan, things are already happening in the states. today alone, political leaders in new york, maryland and chicago moved forward on gun initiatives. and in connecticut, the families of the victims of the sandy hook shooting came forward, calling for a national dialogue on preventing mass killings. diane? >> all right, jon, thank you. >>> and now we move onto modern health in america and something new from coca-cola,
state to enforce any new federal gun law. >> to use this tragedy somehow as to say we need great reforms is just the wrong thing to do. >> reporter: in oregon, a sheriff stood by his intention not to enforce any law he believes is unconstitutional. >> making criminals out of honest citizens, that's not the right path to go down. >> reporter: when the president made his announcement, he was joined by four kids who wrote him letters after sandy hook. >> these are some pretty smart letters from some pretty smart young people. julia said -- julia, where are you? there you go. "i'm not scared for my safety, i'm scared for others." >> reporter: rush limbaugh mocked that. >> the children are writing letters to the president, we don't want to die, we don't want to die. >> reporter: the president's proposals if passed by congress would ban assault weapons and high capacity magazine clips and require background checks on virtually every gun sale, even those between private individuals at gun shows. he called on his supporters to put pressure on members of congress. >> ask them what's more importan
. >> reporter: it's the in-law apartment on steroids. the home of the future might look something like this. this. or even this. new construction built to accommodate moms and dads, their older kids and aging parents. >> one out of every three homes we're selling in these communities are the next gen homes. >> reporter: this family found it cost effective, with their older son and mom returning to the nest. >> i have the sense of independence and i have my own place, where i can come and go. i love it. >> reporter: they are part of a growing trend. in 2010, nearly 4.5 million homes reported three or more generations living in them. a 30% increase from ten years earlier. but not everyone can afford to buy a new house. modular additions to existing homes like this are putting money back into the housing market and saving families big bucks. >> everybody seems to be blending in and melding nicely and -- >> reporter: it's all working. >> yeah. >> reporter: one big happy family. three generations of murphys all live here under the same roof. it's just the blueprint that's changed. you wouldn't e
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